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Throughout a tumultuous year, Nashville’s residents continue to show up to support one another — making the phrase “Neighbors Helping Neighbors” ring true for this Middle Tennessee community.

In the wake of an explosion in downtown Nashville early morning on Christmas Day that injured several people, damaged multiple buildings and caused an evacuation of the riverfront area, The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee (CFMT) has established the Nashville Neighbors Fund, in partnership with WTVF-NewsChannel5, to support those impacted from the Christmas morning catastrophe that shook the area and was felt for miles.

Grants from the Fund will be made to nonprofits providing services for both the immediate and long-term needs arising from the explosion, which city officials termed “intentional.”

“Our work helps free nonprofits up to concentrate on delivering vital services while we ‘connect generosity with need’ and our community sets out to rebuild. We know when disasters strike, there are no quick fixes,” said Ellen Lehman, president of The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

Make A Gift

Your tax-deductible gift will be reflected on your credit card statement as The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.

To donate by check, make it out to The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee and note the Nashville Neighbors Fund in the memo line.

Mail your donation to:
The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
P.O. Box 440225
Nashville, TN 37244

About The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee
The Community Foundation exists to promote and facilitate giving in the 40 counties of Middle Tennessee and beyond. It does this by accepting gifts of any size from anyone at any time and by empowering individuals, families, companies, nonprofits, and communities to respond to needs and opportunities that matter. The Community Foundation works with people who have great hearts, whether or not they have great wealth, to craft solutions that reflect their intentions and goals. For more information, call 615-321-4939 or visit